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  • #31
    I was at York on Saturday, first time there and what a lovely course.

    Will likely take in a meeting at Nottingham over the summer, I worked there in my student days so it's a nice place to meet up with some of the lads.

    I'll probably go to the Betfair again this year and I'd be very interested in the Hennessey meeting at Newbury, has anyone been before?

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    • #32
      Originally posted by ryanh97 View Post
      I was at York on Saturday, first time there and what a lovely course.

      Will likely take in a meeting at Nottingham over the summer, I worked there in my student days so it's a nice place to meet up with some of the lads.

      I'll probably go to the Betfair again this year and I'd be very interested in the Hennessey meeting at Newbury, has anyone been before?
      I've only done the Saturday before (quite a few times) but I'm looking at doing the 2 days this year and staying over somewhere - ideally one of the nice looking flats! It's always a good day and there are places on course to go after for live music/DJ sets.

      Not sure how you're planning on getting there, but there's a train station pretty much on the course. Unfortunately, it doesn't cater for me very well (coming from Cheltenham), but might work well for others.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by Captain Chris View Post

        I've only done the Saturday before (quite a few times) but I'm looking at doing the 2 days this year and staying over somewhere - ideally one of the nice looking flats! It's always a good day and there are places on course to go after for live music/DJ sets.

        Not sure how you're planning on getting there, but there's a train station pretty much on the course. Unfortunately, it doesn't cater for me very well (coming from Cheltenham), but might work well for others.
        Thanks mate, I'll look into it

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        • #34
          Hexham on the 6th of June. Not only is it the most glorious racecourse in the country, it also necessitates my staying in Newcastle which naturally means LUCKY 9 VEGAN MEGA BOX!!!1

          Will probably be extremely stand-offish prior to the juvenile hurdlers being unsaddled and washed down, but if anyone there wants to say hello afterwards then I would not be averse.

          Originally posted by Stormez View Post
          I’m going up to Cartmel on June 2nd. Never been there, really looking forward to it. Looks a beautiful course.
          It is indeed a beautiful course with a most unique atmosphere. Don't know how measures will affect it for the time being, but in its typical state, Cartmel is essentially a fair surrounded by a racecourse. Despite my not being a massive 'people person', it is still one of my favourite courses and somewhere every racegoer should visit if they get the chance.

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          • #35
            Anyone doing Sandown tonight ?

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            • #36
              Down Royal on Friday.

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              • #37
                Spectre did you make it to Mkt Rasen yesterday? Local course for me and first time in a few years I haven’t been. Was a good day for it

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                • #38
                  Hoping to go through Worcester Thursday

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                  • #39
                    ….I’m at Cartmel today, staying in a hotel overlooking the course & it looks fabulous this morning.

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by Eggs View Post
                      ….I’m at Cartmel today, staying in a hotel overlooking the course & it looks fabulous this morning.
                      Sounds spot on, have a top day and report back! One i'm definitely keen to tick off.

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by Overturn View Post
                        Spectre did you make it to Mkt Rasen yesterday? Local course for me and first time in a few years I haven’t been. Was a good day for it
                        Yes I did Overturn. It was very pleasant. We were booked into the restaurant at the racecourse, but becuase of social distancing we were given a box, which was a very nice bonus. The weather was fantastic, it wasn't the usual massive crowd, so it was really pleasant to walk around the course enclosures. And to top it off a good friend of mine won the Plate with Francky De Berlais, so I was fortunate enough to be in the parade ring and winners enclosure.

                        In the evening. we had a second meal in The Advocate which is pretty much the only restaurant in Market Rasen. The restaurant was quiet and only half booked, but the food was very good. The town was very quiet after racing, not the usual buzz, but given it was 30 degrees it was nice to sit outside a couple of the local pubs and get a table easily.

                        We stayed at a farm at Cold Hanworth about 8 miles out of town. The original accomodation we booked was an appartment on the market square, but there was fire in the building next door 3 or 4 weeks ago, so they cancelled because of concerns and the need to get structural surveys done. I have to say the pace we stayed at was excellent, and we've already re-booked it for next year. The inconvenience of getting taxis was far outweighed by where we stayed.

                        We played Golf on the way up at Southwell. The front nine is within the racecourse, and there were a few horses galloping which obviously got our interest. The back nine was very good. A park course with some very nice interesting holes. The racecourse holes were a bit flat and uniteresting though. That said it was a good stop over point before we travelled up to the accomodation late Friday afternoon, and we'll probably play it again next year. We found a nice pub and beer garden just three or four miles from out accomodation called the Black Bull in Welton in the evening. It was buzzing and was definitely the kind of place that attracts people fom all around. The food was excellent, as was the beer and wine, and we finished the evening off with a couple of bottles of red in the courtyard at our completely remote and stunning accomodation.

                        All in all it was a fabulous weekend, and I'd very much recommend it to anyone looking for a weekend or even a day away at a summer jumps meeting. We go most years, and it's easily the best meeting around from May through to October.
                        Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more I sweat, the luckier I get.

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by Spectre View Post

                          Yes I did Overturn. It was very pleasant. We were booked into the restaurant at the racecourse, but becuase of social distancing we were given a box, which was a very nice bonus. The weather was fantastic, it wasn't the usual massive crowd, so it was really pleasant to walk around the course enclosures. And to top it off a good friend of mine won the Plate with Francky De Berlais, so I was fortunate enough to be in the parade ring and winners enclosure.

                          In the evening. we had a second meal in The Advocate which is pretty much the only restaurant in Market Rasen. The restaurant was quiet and only half booked, but the food was very good. The town was very quiet after racing, not the usual buzz, but given it was 30 degrees it was nice to sit outside a couple of the local pubs and get a table easily.

                          We stayed at a farm at Cold Hanworth about 8 miles out of town. The original accomodation we booked was an appartment on the market square, but there was fire in the building next door 3 or 4 weeks ago, so they cancelled because of concerns and the need to get structural surveys done. I have to say the pace we stayed at was excellent, and we've already re-booked it for next year. The inconvenience of getting taxis was far outweighed by where we stayed.

                          We played Golf on the way up at Southwell. The front nine is within the racecourse, and there were a few horses galloping which obviously got our interest. The back nine was very good. A park course with some very nice interesting holes. The racecourse holes were a bit flat and uniteresting though. That said it was a good stop over point before we travelled up to the accomodation late Friday afternoon, and we'll probably play it again next year. We found a nice pub and beer garden just three or four miles from out accomodation called the Black Bull in Welton in the evening. It was buzzing and was definitely the kind of place that attracts people fom all around. The food was excellent, as was the beer and wine, and we finished the evening off with a couple of bottles of red in the courtyard at our completely remote and stunning accomodation.

                          All in all it was a fabulous weekend, and I'd very much recommend it to anyone looking for a weekend or even a day away at a summer jumps meeting. We go most years, and it's easily the best meeting around from May through to October.
                          Golf, horse racing, good food and beer

                          If carlsberg did weekends away...

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by Atlantic Viking View Post

                            Sounds spot on, have a top day and report back! One i'm definitely keen to tick off.

                            ….it’s a such a quaint course and a totally relaxed, informal and different days racing than I’ve experienced before.

                            It’s about pitching up with your own foldable chairs, cold box and settling down in a good spot along the rails, (we got alongside a fence). It’s not a good viewing course where you can follow the runners all around but you get up and close to the action. They race around the outside circuit but break off to finish in a straight down the centre. All spectators watch from the centre of the course either side of the straight.

                            One section appears to be where annual members park cars and have picnics out of the boot, but nobody seemed particularly bothered where you go, so we sat in that section rather than the other side of the straight which had a few fairground rides. Not sure I’d have enjoyed it so much if it was heaving, but the sun was baking and we had a very enjoyable day,

                            We stayed in a smart hotel alongside the course (Cartmel Old Grammar School) and honestly could’ve watched the racing from there without going in (tried to upload the view from our room but says the pic size is too big). Lots stay on an adjacent camp site. Type of place where you can take kids and even your dog.

                            I’d certainly go again.
                            Last edited by Eggs; 20 July 2021, 06:42 AM.

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                            • #44
                              A million degrees at Lingfield today.

                              Anyone else doing Tuesday at Goodwood next week ?

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                              • #45
                                Sounds like good news for any Northern Irish FJ members wanting to get to the jumps meeting at end of October.

                                https://twitter.com/Downroyal/status...081052164?s=19
                                Really looking forward to this

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